Deli Roast Beef

Deli Roast Beef

This is the easiest roast beef recipe you'll find! There are very few ingredients and almost no prep time, and it comes out moist and delicious every time. Yum!


  • I use a 4 to 6 pound top round roast, but you can use a smaller one - remember it will have less rare meat. You may have trouble finding top round roast (same as London broil), but roast is much thicker and makes nice size slices for sandwiches. Ask the butcher for one if they aren't in the meat counter. 


  • If you're serving the roast after it has coooled, you can reheat it at 350F degrees for 30 minutes.  You will have some drippings in the bottom of the pan, which you can add some water to and cook down for au jus gravy.


  • If you opt to chill the roast beef after cooking, slice and serve it on a sandwich with garlic - it's delicious!  


Cooking Time50 min


  • 5 pounds top round roast
  • garlic salt, to taste
  • coarse black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 500F degrees.
  2. Bring the meat to room temperature and season with the garlic salt and the pepper.
  3. Place meat in a shallow roaster pan with a rack to sit the meat on.
  4. Cook the roast at 500F degrees.  Time varies according to your desired doneness:
    • 6 minutes per pound for rare
    • 7-10 minutes for medium-rare or medium
  5. Turn off the oven and let the roast sit in the oven for 1 1/2 hours before opening the door.

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